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Audiophile Bookshelf and Small Speakers Reviewed

Everyone from recording studios to home theater enthusiasts to hardcore audiophiles have a place in their life for bookshelf speakers. Small speakers deliver great imaging and fit into small spaces in ways floorstanding speakers simply can't. Combine a pair of bookshelf speakers with a subwoofer and you have a system that is booth room-friendly and still capable of kicking butt. Read our vast archive of audiophile bookshelf speakers below for the best audiophile and home theater brands bookshelf speaker offerings.

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Bowers and Wilkins (B&W) 602 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

Bowers and Wilkins (B&W) 602 Bookshelf Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Our reviewer found that the 602 Series "delivers so much back for the buck that it's almost freakish." When setting the system up, if you pay attention to the usual tweaks, "you will be rewarded with such exceptional performance that you'll hug your retailer. The bass is "deep and well-extended" Read More

 
Loth-X Ino Amaze Loudspeakers Reviewed

Loth-X Ino Amaze Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The Ion Amaze featured a "punchy forwardness...accompanied by a rich upper-bass to lower-treble region." The sound quality suggests that "five of these would make a helluva surround sound system for not a whole lot of money." The shape of the soundstage was "ultra-wide" but it had only "medium front-to-back depth...." Read More

 
Sonus faber Cremona Auditor Speakers Reviewed

Sonus faber Cremona Auditor Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Sonus Faber company is well known in the audiophile industry and for good reason. Smooth detailed sound and stunning aesthetics make them an easy choice. These small bookshelves offer a lot of performance and appearance. Read More

 

Xhifi xDucer 2.1 Desktop Loudspeaker System

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Our reviewer found the hyper-clean sound of this model "sharp, crisp and very detailed." Playing CDs the sound was "simply terrific...with quite exceptional dispersion, sweet, extended highs and 3D imaging." He found this to be the "best-looking, (potentially) best -sounding budget sub-sat mini system around..." Read More

 
PMC DB1+ Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

PMC DB1+ Floorstanding Loudspeaker Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

These small monitors from PMC offer incredible performance for the size, and due to their small size can fit into almost any room. Those wih space restrictions who want solid sound might find these to fit the bill nicely. Read More

 
Zingali Coliseum Loudspeakers Reviewed

Zingali Coliseum Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

This model "offered such huge, convincing, three-dimensial imaging that you really have to go into Unreconstructed Audiophile Mode to fault them." Playing CDs, our reviewer found the sound "so musical and rich and solid that I kept doing double takes." On DVDs, "Voice was warm and clean with no sibilance, while the music on live DVDs...was open and spacious..." Read More

 
 Opera Mini Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Opera Mini Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The Opera Mini "shines in resolving fine details, especially vocal textures." When playing music, it performed as "one smooth and refined little beauty, adding a warm sheen to the guitar work...without sacrificing bit and attack." The overall sound featured "refinement way beyond what's par" for the price... Read More

 
 KEF KIT100 Speaker System Reviewed

KEF KIT100 Speaker System Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

Despite being a budget model, the KER KIT 100 is a "room-friendly, user-friendly, BWFH-friendly system...which is clever in so many ways..." When watching DVDs, the KIT 100 "had no trouble resolving dialogue, left-to-right special effects, and--surprisingly--deep and powerful bass..." Read More

 
 Stirling LS3 V2 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

Stirling LS3 V2 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3 Stars
 

The LS3 V2 is forever being compared to the classic LS3/5a. The V2 does go louder and delivers more bass because it has a suspension system that "progressively controls cone excursion at high low frequency level, thus increasing the bass overload point." Read More

 

Rogers LS3a Bookshelf Speakers Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The LS3a "was able to reproduce most of the scale, the weight of the bass and percussion, and a convincing spread of instruments" when playing music. The vocals delivered "all but the throatiest parts," and there was a "trace of edginess with massed strings, mild 'shouty-ness' to close-mic'd vocals." Overall, the LS3a "can deliver the goods most of the time..." Read More